picture books by/about people of color & LGBTQ families
from the Minnesota Kid Lit community:
Life Doesn't Frighten Me, Maya Angelou
Anna Hibiscus's Song, Atinuke
Ten, Nine, Eight, Molly Bang
My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood, Tameka Fryer Brown
Sam and the Lucky Money, Karen Chinn
New Cat, Yangsook Choi
Feast for 10, Cathryn Falwell
Hip Hop Speaks To Children, ed. Nikki Giovanni
The Hula Hoopin’ Queen, Thelma Lynne Godin
Call Me Tree, Maya Cristina Gonzalez
Nappy Hair, Carolivia Herron
Happy To Be Nappy, Bell Hooks
Big Red Lollipop, Rukhsana Khan
The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats
Nikki McClure books (gender neutral)
Hungry Johnny, Cheryl Minnema
Every Human Has Rights (National Geographic)
The Big Orange Splot, Daniel Pinkwater
My Mother’s Sari, Sandhya Rao
The Hungry Thing, Jan Slepian
My Little Car and the Chato books (Chato's Kitchen, etc.), Gary Soto
Cherish Me, Joyce Carl Thomas
"More More More," Said The Baby, Vera B. Williams
Show Way and Each Kindness, Jacqueline Woodson
from Molly Beth Griffin:
Smoky Night, Eve Bunting
So Much, Trish Cooke
Barak Obama: son of promise, child of hope, by Nikki Grimes
Here I am, Patti Kim
Wave, Suzy Lee
Monday is One Day, Arthur Levine
Everywhere Babies, Susan Meyers
A Book of Sleep, Il Sung Na
A Place To Grow, Soyung Pak
Duke Ellington: the piano prince and his orchestra, Andrea Davis Pinkney
And Tango Makes Three, Justin Richardson
Dolores Huerta: a hero to migrant workers, Sarah Warren
A Chair for My Mother, Vera B. Williams
The Other Side, Jacqueline Woodson
from Judi Marcin of MFAC Pride:
Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress, Christine Baldacchino
picture books by/about people of color & LGBTQ families
Firebird, Misty Copeland
Sit-in and Boycott Blues, Andrea Pinkney Davis
I am Jazz, Jessica Hershel and Jazz Jennings
Henry's Freedom Box, Ellen Levine
Dim Sum for Everyone, Grace Lin
Ming Lo Moves the Mountain, Arnold Lobel
Nelson Mandela, Kadir Nelson
A Tale of Two Mommies and A Tale of Two Daddies, Vanita Oelschlager
Xander's Panda Party, Linda Sue Park
from Trisha & Steven Shaskan
Shortcut, Donald Crews
Uptown, Bryan Collier
My Friends, Taro Gomi
Can’t Sleep without Sheep, Susanna Leonard Hill; illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka
Whistle for Willie, Ezra Jack Keats
Sing-Along Song, JoAnn Early Macken; illustrated by LeUyen Pham
Harvey Potter’s Balloon Farm, Jerdine Nolan; illustrated by Mark Buehner
Raising Dragons, Jerdine Nolan; illustrated by Elise Primavera
Sam and the Tigers, Jerry Pinkney
Pretty Brown Face, Andrea Pinkney and Brian Pinkney
Stevie, John Steptoe
The Secret Shortcut, Mark Teague
My Lucky Dragon, Joyce Wan
from Tami Lee, Ramsey County children’s librarian:
Whose Toes Are Those?, Jabari Asim
Not Norman, Kelly Bennett
Sylvia & Aki, Winifred Conkling
Max and the Tag-Along Moon, Floyd Cooper
A Beach Tale, Karen Cooper
Deep in the Sahara, Kelly Cunane
I Lost My Tooth in Africa, Penda Diakite
Rap a Tap Tap: Here's Bojangles, Think of That!, Diane & Leo Dillon
10,000 Dresses, Marcus Ewert
Fire! Fuego! Brave Bomberos, Susan Middleton Elya
King and King, Linda de Haan
All Kinds of Families, Mary Ann Hoberman
I, Too, Am America, Langston Hughes
Same, Same but Different, Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw
Faraway Home, Jane Kurtz
Uncle Peter’s Amazing Chinese Wedding, Lenore Look
Lola Loves Stories, Anna McQuinn
Lola Plants a Garden, Anna McQuinn
Viva Frida and Nino Wrestles the World, Yuyi Morales
picture books by/about people of color & LGBTQ families
Boom Boom, Sarvinder Naberhaus
I Have a Dream by Martin Luther King, Jr., illus. Kadir Nelson
Donovan’s Big Day, Leslea Newman
Mommy, Mama, and Me, Leslea Newman
This Day in June, Gayle Pitman
In Our Mothers' House, Patricia Polacco
Tiger in my Soup, Kashmira Sheth
The Change Your Name Store, Leanne Shirtliffe
One is a Drummer: A Book of Numbers by Roseanne Thong
Round Is A Mooncake: A Book of Shapes, Roseanne Thong
Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin, Duncan Tonatiuh
Separate Is Never Equal, Duncan Tonatiuh
Lin Yi's Lantern, Brenda Williams and Benjamin Lacombe
Good Morning World, Paul Windsor
Book Review sites recommended by Mélina Mangal:
The Brown Bookshelf
Cynthia Leitch Smith’s website
Cooperative Children’s Book Center
GLBT Children’s books
Pragmatic Mom
American Indian Children’s Literature
South Asian Books